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#7400 - 01/31/08 11:02 AM Newer treatment for Jelly fish stings
jcscuba Offline
new diver

Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Irvine,CA
I was just advised by DAN in their revision of their course materials for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, that the tried old "tried and true" of vinegar was worthless. The idea had been that it wold effect and neutralize the nematocysts and at the very least help with the pain.

Current recommendations include using H20 110F if unavailable disposable hot packs, or boil water in a pan on the manifold of the boats engine. Of course if you are on a live aboard hot water will be available

#37399 - 05/29/12 11:23 PM Re: Newer treatment for Jelly fish stings [Re: jcscuba]
BottomCrawlers Offline
new diver

Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 3
Thanks for sharing this informative post. Most of us really tends to use the vinegar as a first aid application for jelly fish stings..

#64421 - 01/16/13 09:49 PM Re: Newer treatment for Jelly fish stings [Re: BottomCrawlers]
davidfrank Offline
new diver

Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 4
Jellyfish is normally located at the surface of the water at the moments of diminished light, they are floating in the water column. Jellyfish stings are mostly accidental when someone carelessly swimming or wading and handling jelly fish.
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